GAMEDAY College Football

Ohio State 77, Toledo 21

(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

By MITCH STACY
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio - C.J. Stroud threw five touchdown passes and No. 3 Ohio State rolled up 762 yards on the way to a runaway 77-21 victory over Toledo.

The Buckeyes (3-0) scored on all six of their first-half possessions, with Stroud completing 18 of 20 passes for 297 yards and a pair of touchdown passes each to Marvin Harrison Jr. and Julian Fleming on the way to a 42-14 lead.

Stroud, a Heisman Trophy favorite, completed 22 of 27 passes for 367 yards before yielding to backups late in the third quarter.

The Buckeyes' offensive output was the most since they gained 776 yards in a 77-10 win over another Mid-American Conference team, Bowling Green, in 2016.

TreVeyon Henderson, an AP Preseason All-American, scored on a 7-yard run to put Ohio State on the board in the first quarter, but the second-year back didn't play again because of an unspecified injury that briefly sent him to the locker room.

Toledo tied it at 7 early on Dequan Finn's 50-yard TD heave on the run to Thomas Zsiros, but the Buckeyes assumed control and ran away with it.

That wasn't for lack of effort on the part of Finn, who made the Rockets' offense at least look respectable. He passed for 153 yards and two TDs, while rushing for 70 and another score.

Harrison is on a roll for the Buckeyes. The second-year receiver had six catches for 102 yards - all in the first half - including two acrobatic touchdown passes. That followed seven catches for 184 yards and three TDs in last week's win over Arkansas State.

Emeka Egbuka had seven catches for 116yards and a TD and added another score rushing.

THE TAKEAWAY

Toledo: Finn is a talented, dual-threat QB with good instincts who's bound to have more fun when the Rockets start their MAC schedule. But the Toledo defense just couldn't slow down the Buckeyes with Stroud at the helm.

Ohio State: The placement of many of Stroud's passes just couldn't be defensed, and a few of the throws and catches were spectacular. The bit of rust the third-year quarterback might have brought into the season is gone. He showed why he was a Heisman finalist last season.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ToledoOhioSt
OhioSt TD 11:11 TreVeyon Henderson 7 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 0 7
Toledo TD 10:25 Thomas Zsiros 50 yard TD pass from Dequan Finn (Thomas Cluckey Extra Point) 7 7
OhioSt TD 7:52 Marvin Harrison Jr. 8 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 7 14
OhioSt TD 4:29 Emeka Egbuka 3 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 7 21
OhioSt TD 0:10 Julian Fleming 5 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 7 28
Second Quarter ToledoOhioSt
Toledo TD 10:41 Dequan Finn 23 yard TD run (Thomas Cluckey Extra Point) 14 28
OhioSt TD 7:16 Marvin Harrison Jr. 7 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 14 35
OhioSt TD 0:47 Julian Fleming 11 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 14 42
Third Quarter ToledoOhioSt
OhioSt TD 13:08 Mitch Rossi 1 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 14 49
Toledo TD 10:23 Jerjuan Newton 40 yard TD pass from Dequan Finn (Thomas Cluckey Extra Point) 21 49
OhioSt TD 5:06 Emeka Egbuka 7 yard TD pass from C.J. Stroud (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 21 56
Fourth Quarter ToledoOhioSt
OhioSt TD 13:49 Dallan Hayden 1 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 21 63
OhioSt TD 11:45 Jayden Ballard 72 yard TD pass from Kyle McCord (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 21 70
OhioSt TD 7:08 TC Caffey 49 yard TD run (Noah Ruggles Extra Point) 21 77
Team Stats
  Toledo Ohio State
First downs 13 33
  Rushing 6 12
  Passing 7 20
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 4-13, 31% 11-13, 85%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 33-124 44-280
Passing Yards 183 482
Return Yards 0 49
Completions-Attempts-Int 12-23-1 27-34-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-17 0-0
Punts 7 1
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-23 1-5
Toledo Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Finn 10 19 153 2 1
T. Gleason 2 4 30 0 0
Ohio State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Stroud 22 27 367 5 0
K. McCord 5 7 115 1 0
Toledo Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Finn 7 70 10.0 1
P. Boone 8 41 5.1 0
M. Kelly 8 12 1.5 0
J. Stuart 4 3 0.8 0
T. Gleason 2 0 0.0 0
W. Shaw III 4 -2 -0.5 0
Ohio State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Hayden 17 108 6.4 1
M. Williams 10 77 7.7 0
T. Caffey 6 56 9.3 1
T. Henderson 4 19 4.8 1
C. Stroud 2 9 4.5 0
C. Saunders 2 6 3.0 0
E. Egbuka 1 3 3.0 1
D. Brown 1 1 1.0 0
M. Rossi 1 1 1.0 1
Toledo Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Zsiros 1 50 50.0 1
J. Newton 2 42 21.0 1
D. Blankumsee 3 35 11.7 0
A. Beale 2 30 15.0 0
D. Maddox 2 15 7.5 0
M. Barkley 1 10 10.0 0
P. Boone 1 1 1.0 0
Ohio State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Egbuka 7 116 16.6 1
J. Ballard 4 113 28.3 1
M. Harrison Jr. 6 102 17.0 2
C. Stover 3 83 27.7 0
J. Smith-Njigba 2 33 16.5 0
J. Fleming 3 23 7.7 2
M. Williams 1 10 10.0 0
K. Grayes 1 2 2.0 0
Toledo Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Ohio State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Hickman 1 8
Toledo Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Batzke 7 295 42.1
Ohio State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Mirco 1 37 37.0
Toledo Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ohio State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Ballard 1 14 14.0
E. Egbuka 1 10 10.0
Toledo Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ohio State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Trayanum 1 17 17.0
Toledo Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio State Missed FG
Player Length




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